FACTBOX-Monsanto, Syngenta lead in USDA GM applications

Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:28pm EST

Jan 20 (Reuters) - Monsanto and Syngenta account for half of the genetically modified crop varieties submitted for deregulation, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department.

USDA listed 23 pending petitions for deregulation. Eight were from Monsanto (MON.N) and three were from Syngenta (SYNN.VX).

On the list were:

-- Syngenta rootworm-resistant corn

-- Monsanto glyphosate hydridization system corn

-- Monsanto Dicamba tolerant soybeans

-- Okanagan Specialty Fruits non-browning apple

-- Virginia Tech disease-resistant peanuts

-- Dow (DOW.N) herbicide tolerant soybeans

-- Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) "Double HT" soybeans

-- Dow ADD-1 herbicide-tolerant corn

-- Monsanto modified-oil soybeans

-- Monsanto modified-oil soybeans

-- Monsanto insect-resistant soybeans

-- Stine Seed Farm herbicide-tolerant corn

-- Monsanto drought-tolerant corn [ID:nN06120483]

-- BASF (BASFn.DE) herbicide-tolerant soybeans

-- ArborGen (ARBR.O) cold-tolerant eucalyptus

-- Bayer "Liberty TwinLink" cotton

-- DuPont (DD.N) Pioneer Hi-Bred SPT corn

-- Florigene altered-color roses

-- Syngenta Cot67B cotton

-- Syngenta alpha-amylase corn

-- Monsanto glyphosate-tolerant alfalfa

-- Monsanto glyphosate-tolerant sugar beets

-- Scotts (SMG.N) /Monsanto glyphosate-tolerant creeping bentgrass

USDA says it has deregulated 75 GM products since 1986. (Reporting by Charles Abbott; Editing by Marguerita Choy)